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1. WO2013001371 - APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR ENDOSCOPE AND/OR WITH TOOL ACTUATED BY SHAPE MEMORY ALLOY ELEMENT

Publication Number WO/2013/001371
Publication Date 03.01.2013
International Application No. PCT/IB2012/001716
International Filing Date 29.06.2012
IPC
A61B 1/04 2006.01
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
1Instruments for performing medical examinations of the interior of cavities or tubes of the body by visual or photographical inspection, e.g. endoscopes; Illuminating arrangements therefor
04combined with photographic or television appliances
A61B 1/005 2006.01
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
1Instruments for performing medical examinations of the interior of cavities or tubes of the body by visual or photographical inspection, e.g. endoscopes; Illuminating arrangements therefor
005Flexible endoscopes
A61B 1/00 2006.01
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
1Instruments for performing medical examinations of the interior of cavities or tubes of the body by visual or photographical inspection, e.g. endoscopes; Illuminating arrangements therefor
CPC
A61B 1/00158
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
1Instruments for performing medical examinations of the interior of cavities or tubes of the body by visual or photographical inspection, e.g. endoscopes
00147Holding or positioning arrangements
00158using magnetic field
A61B 1/0016
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
1Instruments for performing medical examinations of the interior of cavities or tubes of the body by visual or photographical inspection, e.g. endoscopes
00147Holding or positioning arrangements
0016using motor drive units
A61B 1/0058
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
1Instruments for performing medical examinations of the interior of cavities or tubes of the body by visual or photographical inspection, e.g. endoscopes
005Flexible endoscopes
0058using shape-memory elements
A61B 1/041
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
1Instruments for performing medical examinations of the interior of cavities or tubes of the body by visual or photographical inspection, e.g. endoscopes
04combined with photographic or television appliances
041Capsule endoscopes for imaging
A61B 10/04
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
10Other methods or instruments for diagnosis, e.g. instruments for taking a cell sample, for biopsy, for vaccination diagnosis
02Instruments for taking cell samples or for biopsy
04Endoscopic instruments
A61B 2010/0208
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
10Other methods or instruments for diagnosis, e.g. instruments for taking a cell sample, for biopsy, for vaccination diagnosis
02Instruments for taking cell samples or for biopsy
0208Biopsy devices with actuators, e.g. with triggered spring mechanisms
Applicants
  • UTI LIMITED PARTNERSHIP [CA]/[CA] (AllExceptUS)
  • FILIP, Dobromir [SK]/[CA] (UsOnly)
  • MINTCHEV, Martin [CA]/[CA] (UsOnly)
  • ANDREWS, Christopher [CA]/[CA] (UsOnly)
  • YADID-PECHT, Orly [IL]/[CA] (UsOnly)
Inventors
  • FILIP, Dobromir
  • MINTCHEV, Martin
  • ANDREWS, Christopher
  • YADID-PECHT, Orly
Priority Data
61/502,68229.06.2011US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR ENDOSCOPE AND/OR WITH TOOL ACTUATED BY SHAPE MEMORY ALLOY ELEMENT
(FR) APPAREILS ET PROCÉDÉS POUR UN ENDOSCOPE ET/OU COMPORTANT UN OUTIL ACTIONNÉ PAR UN ÉLÉMENT D'ALLIAGE À MÉMOIRE DE FORME
Abstract
(EN)
Apparatuses and methods for capsule endoscopes with tools actuated by a combination of a shape memory alloy (SMA) element and a biasing element (e.g., spring). Apparatuses and methods for biopsies actuated by an SMA element.
(FR)
L'invention concerne des appareils et des procédés pour des endoscopes à capsule comportant des outils actionnés par une combinaison d'un élément d'alliage à mémoire de forme (SMA) et d'un élément de sollicitation (par exemple, un ressort). L'invention concerne également des appareils et des procédés pour des biopsies actionnés par un élément SMA.
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